Professional Halibut Fishing Charters in Homer Alaska since 1979

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Captain JR has been with us for his 6th season.  Having worked up through the ranks as deckhand extraordinaire.  We welcome him aboard again running the Irish.  He brings a big personality with him to work every day!

The "Irish"The “Irish” carries a maximum of 16 fishermen (more if all one party) and is also available for groups up to 22 passengers for sightseeing, weddings, school groups, nature tours, oil industry and other transportation services. The Irish can comfortably handle handicapped fisherman. See the “Irish's” web site at


The "Pacific Sun"Smilin' JoeJoe Svymbersky, captain of the "Pacific Sun", a long-time local commercial fisherman/charter operator has been an owner/operator with North Country Charters since 1992. He has one of those personalities that make you comfortable even when you have no experience. Along with halibut fishing Joe offers salmon fishing or a combo during certain times of the season.

The "Obsession"Capt. Richard BaltzerRichard Baltzer, captain of the “Obsession” owns and operates his 30 ft. Chris Craft. Richard specializes in our saltwater salmon fishery, providing excellent trolling for kings, reds, pinks and silver salmon depending on the season. He is available for combos and halibut fishing.
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Ben Martin, Martin is now an owner operator of the Fringe Benefit a 28 ft GlasPly in the family business and chartering for his 11 th season.  Ben loves to fish for the unusual.  Halibut is our staple, but when in season he is interested it doing more of the Ultimate Combo trips where you have a chance to catch lingcod, rockfish and silvers too. 
Ben was 2010’s Homer Jackpot Derby Winning Captain!


Eric Lehm Capt. Eric has been working with NCC for the past 6 years. He is an owner operator on the Julia Lynn, a 30ft Chris Craft. He will continue to bring us his passion and enthusiasm of fishing for any and all fishing options we offer here at North Country. We are glad that he is continuing on with us!


Jordan Cox is back running the Storm Petrel our 28ft Bertram for his 3rd year. Specializing in Halibut, Halibut/Salmon combo’s and the Ultimate Combo. His southern sense of humor and eagerness to share his love of fishing, keeps his clients smiling all day.


A truckload of good eatin' Gerri turns chaos into harmony!And let's not forget the tireless ground crew who pick up where the captains leave off, hauling your lunkers up to the office, weighing them, taking pictures, and filleting them as you relax with a hot cup of coffee or a well deserved ice cold beer at the "Salty Dawg" across the street.

Gerri Martin, taking your bookings, juggling schedules, and making sure you leave Homer smilin'.

Don't try this at home kidsMean, lean, cleanin' machines!


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